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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 24, 2009 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB new release

In response to Jerry's Beard and deadpolitics,all valid points and well taken.As far as Keith's role in the post hiatus decline of the bands improvisational skills,I think that was a band wide problem,not something Keith created.As far as I'm concerned after 74' they were a shadow of themselves.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Nov 24, 2009 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB new release

Good point on the decline being the whole band's issue. To me, Keith was the most obvious "symptom" of this decline because his flourishes are glaringly absent. The decline in clarity of Jerry's vocal is first noticeable to me in '78 as well. And Bob started playing slide...